Perceptions of the Adequacy of Learning Resources by Undergraduate Medical and Nursing Students in Two Kenyan Public Universities
Central African Journal of Public Health
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages: 106-109
Received: Jan. 14, 2020; Accepted: Feb. 21, 2020; Published: Mar. 6, 2020
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Mary Njeru, Department of Medical Education, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Simon Kang’ethe, Department of Medical Education, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Arthur Kwena, Department of Biochemistry, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Christina Otieno, Department of Environmental Health, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
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Abstract
High students’ intake in Public Universities has led to reduced learning space and sharing of few teaching/learning resources by both lecturers and students. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of adequacy of learning resources in the MBChB and BScN programmes by students. The study was conducted in Moi University (A) and University of Nairobi (B). The study design was Qualitative Phenomenological study. Purposive sampling was used to select 38 students’ representatives in the MBChB and BScN programmes. Two students' representatives were selected per each academic year. There were four Focus Group Discussion (FGD) groups with 8 to 10 students per FGD. Data was collected using a structured interview guide. FGD results revealed that many students from A perceived that the library had old text books and few students’ computers; and there was little equipment in the skills laboratories. Majority of the students in B reported crowding in classrooms and clinical sites, and needed more computers in the library. Medical students in B also stated that they did not have a skills laboratory of their own but shared one with the School of Nursing. Conclusion: There are Inadequate Learning resources in Public Universities Which are Attributed to High Student Intakes and Financial Constraints
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Perceptions, Adequacy, Learning Resources, Students
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Mary Njeru, Simon Kang’ethe, Arthur Kwena, Christina Otieno, Perceptions of the Adequacy of Learning Resources by Undergraduate Medical and Nursing Students in Two Kenyan Public Universities, Central African Journal of Public Health. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2020, pp. 106-109. doi: 10.11648/j.cajph.20200603.11
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